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Sumerian mythology; a study of spiritual and literary achievement in the third millennium B.C.

Author: Samuel Noah Kramer
Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press [©1972]
Series: Pennsylvania paperback, 47
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Noah Kramer
ISBN: 0812210476 9780812210477
OCLC Number: 1115556
Notes: Rev. ed. originally published 1961.
Description: xxii, 130 pages illustrations 20 cm.
Contents: The sources : the Sumerian literary tablets --
The scope and significance of Sumerian mythology --
Myths of Origins. The creation of the universe --
The organization of the universe. Enlil and Ninlil: the begetting of Nanna ; The journey of Nanna to Nippur ; Emesh and Enten : Enlil chooses the farmer-god ; The creation of the pickax ; Cattle and grain ; Enki and Ninhursag : the affairs of the Watergod ; Enki and Sumer : the organization of the Earth and its cultural processes ; Enki and Eridu : the journey of the Water-god to Nippur ; Inanna and Enki : the transfer of the arts of civilization from Eridu to Erech ; The creation of man --
Myths of Kur. The destruction of Kur : the slaying of the dragon ; Inanna's descent to the Nether World --
Miscellaneous myths. The deluge ; The marriage of Martu ; Inanna prefers the farmer.
Series Title: Pennsylvania paperback, 47

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"A real addition to the body of world mythology."-American Anthropologist "No people has contributed more to the culture of mankind than the Sumerians, and yet it has been only in recent years that Read more...

 
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